Loony Left Scrap Over Fantasy Billionaire Tax Solution

In December, Guido pointed out Richard Burgon had fallen victim to continually double counting when opining how to solve all of society’s problems. According to Richard, a top 10% wealth tax would raise £69 billion, which he would spend on, amongst other things: creating a ‘Social Emergency Fund’, ending the cost of living crisis, end people going cold, end hunger, cost future vaccine rollouts, pay for 150 new hospitals, eradicate homelessness, give nurses a “proper pay rise”, increase Universal Credit by £20 and invest in social care. Among other things…

It now seems it’s not just Guido poo-pooing this Burgon’s one-stop fiscal magic wand. Fellow lefty loon Howard Beckett, of Unite fame, yesterday tweeted that taxing the wealth of the UK’s billionaires at 3% would raise almost £60 billion – just £9 billion less than Burgon’s 10% wealth raid.

Aside from all this being based on the presumption that billionaires will just stay and fill in their HMRC returns, rather than sail off to Monaco aboard their yachts, that’s a huge difference. Guido won’t labour the discrepancy too much, though perhaps they should get Diane to have a look over their fag packet calculations…

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Richard Burgon’s £69 Billion Answer to Everything

Guido’s spotted that every time a political issue is raised, Richard Burgon pops up with the same, supposedly perfect solution: a “top 10% wealth tax” that would, according to Burgon, raise £69 billion. This may sound like a hefty sum, although given the near endless list of things Burgon wants it spent on, it may not stretch as far as he’d like…

Today, Burgon suggests it would be a great way to solve future vaccine schemes. Just two weeks ago, he said it could be used to build 150 hospitals. In September, he wrote an entire article about how it should be used to fund a new National Care Service. Of course, if he chose any of these options, he’d have to deny the NHS workers a pay rise he promised the wealth tax could fund back in July…

Based on a tweet search, Guido sums Burgon’s called to spend this exact sum of tax money on 19 political projects. As a wise man once said, Burgon’s useless, Burgon’s rubbish, Burgon doesn’t know what he’s doing…

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Unrepentant Mogg Robustly Defends Christmas Party Joke

Guido didn’t expect to have one of his stories from earlier this week provide the basis to a Richard Burgon question in the Commons, though this hasn’t been a normal week. During business questions today Burgon asked whether Rees-Mogg would also resign for joking about the No. 10 Christmas Party, during a speech to the IEA think-tank’s party filmed by Guido on Monday. Rees-Mogg declined Burgon’s career advice…

Guido confesses feeling sorry for Jacob. While the clip was put out on Tuesday morning it wasn’t until ITV’s Tuesday evening Allegra Stratton leak that it went viral on the Twittersphere – it has racked up some 7 million views now. Clearly the Christmas party allegations ramped up in severity after the Stratton video, casting Rees-Mogg’s gag in a different light. As Jacob explained to Burgon, he was merely celebrating our new-found freedom to party…

*Video is still available for licencing via team@order-order.com. Our lawyers are watching.

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Burgon Refuses Six Times to Criticise the Chinese Regime’s Genocide Against the Uighurs

To quote the man himself, Burgon’s useless, Burgon’s rubbish, Burgon doesn’t know what he’s doing…

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Burgon Parodies Kinnock’s ‘Redundancy Notice’ Speech

The final dregs of Labour’s broadly disastrous (for the left) conference are still filtering through, with Guido discovering this fairly amusing clip of Richard Burgon parodying Neil Kinnock’s infamous 1985 Militant speech. The audience naturally lapped it up and for Burgon it was a decent performance. It does ring slightly hollow when, unlike Kinnock, Burgon and his merry band of deluded socialists are nowhere near the levers of Labour Party power. The punchline from Burgon did make Guido laugh…

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Burgon Joins Calls for UK to Pay Afghanistan Reparations

Labour’s Richard Burgon becomes the latest member of the loony left to demand reparations be paid to Taliban-run Afghanistan. A statement posted to Burgon’s Twitter argues that there “is no military solution in Afghanistan. The focus now should be in reparations and supporting refugees.”

Guido hopes Burgon’s put in to speak tomorrow…

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